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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi reopens angelina

Released at: 14:06, 24/09/2018

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi reopens angelina

Photo: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Bar, lounge and restaurant features brand-new concept, new chef, and completely different menu.

by Doanh Doanh

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s new angelina restaurant is turning the tide on Hanoi’s entertainment and culinary scene, having re-opened its doors following a top-to-toe renovation.

The bar, lounge and restaurant, which features a brand-new concept, a new chef, as well as a completely different top-quality menu, has its sights set on becoming the capital’s most sought-after venue.

“The refurbishment of the angelina bar, lounge and restaurant has brought it up to date with a fresh, modern design that’s still in keeping with the luxurious and historic grandeur of the rest of the hotel,” General Manager of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Mr. William J. Haandrikman, said. “The new look of the bar, lounge and restaurant perfectly complements the exciting menus being created by Chef Aurélien Houguet, which put a fresh interpretation on classic European and New World dishes.”

Designed by the award-winning Karen Hay of the Hong Kong-based interior design studio In-dulge, the re-design and total renovation heralds a new dawn for angelina.

The two-story space, which boasts an eight-meter high floor-to-ceiling bar and seats up to 120 guests, features soothing hints of gold, mustard, maroon and dusty blue. On the ground floor, the elegant wood and leather bar makes a grand statement. Meanwhile, a separate whisky lounge, complete with velvet wingback chairs and a roaring fireplace, lies tucked behind a charcoal curtain. On the second floor, guests are encouraged to feast in the privacy of an intimate dining area, while the open-plan design offers a stunning ambience and a clear view of the elegant bar below.

Mr. Houguet, angelina’s new Head Chef, earned his chef stripes at many distinguished establishments, including the five-star Ashford Castle in Ireland, and has created a new menu for the kitchen, which will serve lunch and dinner as well as a selection of bar food items after 10pm. Highlights from the seasonal menu include a playful twist on classic European and New World dishes, such as lobster rolls with caviar, Wagyu tomahawk, Arctic snow fish, king crab, roast Welsh lamb pie, and Wagyu beef burgers topped with cheddar cheese and black truffle.

Guests can also look forward to a selection of hand-crafted cocktails, an exceptional wine list, as well as the most interesting whisky offering in Vietnam.

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